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CDAF/Robinson Case in the News

*The ADL Thought Police – July 17, 2009.

Click here to read the article at Aljazeera Magazine‘s website

*UCSB Drops Case Against Professor: Investigation of Academic Freedom Comes to a Close – July 15, 2009

Click here to read the story from UCSB’s very own Daily Nexus.

*Treason in Plain Sight? The Israeli Lobby and Prof. Robinson- July 2, 2009

Click here for article.

*Victory for Academic Freedom at University of California-Santa Barbara – June 26, 2009

Click here to read the article, posted on The FIRE’s website.

*Robinson Cleared by UCSB Academic Senate – June 26, 2009

Click here to read the full article in The Santa Barbara Independent.

*No Charges, No End in E-Mail Fight – June 25, 2009

Click here to read the full article in Inside Higher Education.

*KPFK – Middle East in Focus – Professor William I. Robinson and CDAF Member Yousef Baker discuss the charges being dropped – June 24th, 2009.

Click here to download the podcast of the June 24th show.

*This Is Anti-Semitism: True or False? Interview w/ Professor Robinson- June 23, 2009

Click here for full interview article in the Santa Barbara Independent.

*East Coast Advocacy Group Backs Embattled UCSB Professor- June 19, 2009

Click here for full Santa Barbara Independent article on FIRE’s website.

*Current Issues TV: Interview w/ Prof. William Robinson Concerning Case

Click here for YouTube clip of interview.

*Dissent in the classroom: Speech by Prof. Robinson at the 7th annual international convention of Al-Awda (The Palestine Right to Return Coalition)– June 16, 2009

Click here for the full speech in the SocialistWorker.org

*Faculty at U. of California at Santa Barbara to Review Its Own Investigation of Israel Critic – June 10, 2009

Click here to read the article in the The Chronicle of Higher Education

*Investigation of Professor Forges Ahead- June 4, 2009

Click here for the full article on the UCSB‘s Daily Nexus.

*Santa Barbara News Press – Prof. Robinson’s Op-Ed Letter – May 31st, 2009

Click here to read Prof. Robinson’s Op-Ed letter.

*KCSB-FM – Global Voices – Prof. Bill Robinson Discusses the Importance of Academic Freedom – May 31st, 2009

Click here to read the Global Voices blog post, as well as to download Prof. Robinson’s interview.

*KPFK – Middle East in Focus – CDAF member speaks on Academic Freedom – May 27th, 2009.

Click here to download the podcast of the May 27th show (Interview begins approximately 10 minutes into the show).

*Pro-Israel Forces attempt to silence University of California Santa Barbara professor – May 25, 2009

Click here to read the story from the WSWS.

*Prof. William Robinson speaks out in defense of academic freedom and social justice at Al-Awda Convention, May 23, 2009

Click here to read the text of his speech, as well as watch Youtube clips of his speech.

* Panel Defends Robinson; Committee to Defend Academic Freedom Hosts Public Panel of Professors – May 23, 2009

Click here to read the article in The Santa Barbara Independent.

* Electronic Intifada – Academic Freedom Controversy Brewing at UC – May 20, 2009

Click here for to read the article.

* No Lies Radio – KPFA – “Fair & Balanced” with Kevin Barrett, an Interview with Prof. William Robinson – May 19, 2009

Click here to read the brief summary, as well as to listen to the recording.

* National Public Radio –  Talk of the Nation Op-Ed: Defining Anti-Semitism – May 18, 2009

Click here to read the brief summary, as well as to listen to the recording.

* Press TV – Victim tells Press TV of Israeli lobby tactics – May 14, 2009

Click here for the fully story (plus featured video).

* Local Media, KCOY, Channel 12: Email Compares Palestinians to Holocaust Victims – May 14, 2009

Click here for the full story (plus featured video).

*LA TIMES Op-Ed: What is Antisemitism?- A UCSB professor’s controversial email underscores the need to define a sensitive subject- May 12, 2009

Click here for the full op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times.

*Academic Freedom Under Attack? UCSB Students Protest ADL Visit Over Alleged Antisemitic Email- May 7, 2009

Click here for the full story in The Santa Barbara Independent.

*FoxNews.com: California Professor Probed After Sending Email Comparing Israelis to Nazis- May 4, 2009

Click here for the full FoxNews.com story.

*MuzzleWatch: I Can Call Someone Hitler or a Nazi, But You Can’t – May 1, 2009

Click here to read the article.

*Associated Press: Professor’s Holocaust-Gaza Comparison Stirs Debate- May 1, 2009

Click here for the full Associated Press news story.

*Students Protest ADL Involvement in UCSB Matter- May 1, 2009

Click here for the full story in The Santa Barbara Independent.

*KPFA, Pacifica Radio, “Flashpoints” Interview with Prof. Robinson and CDAF- May 1, 2009

Click here to listen. Interview begins at 41:30 into the show.

*UCSB Professor Faces Faculty Inquiry Over Emails- May 1, 2009

Click here for the full story in Santa Barbara/Goleta’s Noozhawk.

*ADL Trying to Intimidate UCSB Professor- May 1, 2009

Click here for the story in The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

*U.S. Professor Grilled Over Israeli-Nazi Comparison- May 1, 2009

Click here for the full story in the Press TV.

*KPCC AirTalk Debate w/ Prof. Robinson and Simon Wiesenthal’s Rabbi Aaron Hier- April 30, 2009

Click here to listen to the debate with Larry Mantle.

*Professor’s Comparison of Israelis to Nazis Stirs Furor- April 30, 2009

Click here for the full story in the Los Angeles Times.

*American Jewish Professor Probed After Comparing Israel to Nazis- April 30, 2009

Click here for the full story in the Haaretz.

*Professor Robinson and CDAF Representative Interviewed on Middle East in Focus with Don Bustany on KPFK Radio.

Click here to listen to the show.

*Israeli Proxy Gets Busy to Silence Americans- April 30,2009

Click here for the full story in The Press TV.

*Students Shocked by Nazi-Israeli Claim- April 30, 2009

Click here for the full United Press International story.

*Jewish Prof. Equates Israel with Nazis- April 30, 2009

Click here for the full story in Ynet News.

*UCSB Professor Probed After Comparing Israel to Nazis- April 30, 2009

Click here for the story in the Bay Area’s Mercury News.

*Enough With the Campus Inquisitions!- April 29, 2009

Click here for the full blog entry in The New Republic.

*Head of the Anti-Defamation League Urged Santa Barbara to Act Against Critic of Israel- April 29, 2009

Click here for the full story in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

*Professor Stirs Controversy- April 29, 2009

Click here for the full story on Robinson’s case in the UCSB Daily Nexus newspaper.

*The McCarthyism that Horowitz Built: The Cases of Margo Ramlal Nankoe, William Robinson, Nagesh Rao, and Loretta CapeheartApril 29, 2009

Click here for the full story in the Monthly Review Zine.

*Zionist Lobby Targets Another Tenured Professor: An Interview w/ Prof. Robinson- April 29, 2009

Click here for the CounterPunch story.

*Radio Interview w/ Prof. Robinson on Doug Henwood’s Program, WBAI, New YorkApril 23, 2009

Click here for Doug Henwood’s online radio archives. Scroll down to April 23, 2009 show–Download/stream audio.

*Local Media, KEYT 3 Santa Barbara, on Accusations Against Prof Robinson- April 23, 2009

Click here for the full news story with link to video.

*Crossing a Line- April 23, 2009

Click here for the full Inside Higher Ed article on William I. Robinson’s case.

Academic Freedom in the News

*Foul Play at Bard? Controversy Ensues After College Terminates Kovel – May 2009

Click here for the story in CUNY Gradate Center’s The Advocate.

*Criminalizing Criticism of Israel: The End of Free Speech?- May 7, 2009

Click here for story and analysis.

*Inside Higher Ed: Where’s the SGA President? AIPAC- May 5, 2009

Click here for the story about how AIPAC, self-described as “America’s Pro-Israeli Lobby”, infiltrates and manipulates mainstream student leaders on U.S. campuses for their own political ends.

*Inside Higher Ed: David Horowitz Wins a Round- April 20, 2009

Click here for the full Inside Higher Ed story on the recent attack on academic freedom at College of DuPage.

*Professor Denied Tenure by Ithaca College for Criticism of U.S.-Israel War on Palestinians– April 20, 2009

Click here for full story in the Socialist Worker.

*Activist Physics Professor Dismissed by the University of OttawaApril 16, 2009

Click here for Denis Rancourt’s statement on Znet.

*Clark University Canceled Norman Finkelstein TalkApril 10, 2009

Clark University canceled a campus talk scheduled for April 21 by scholar Norman Finkelstein, a critic of Isreali state-sanctioned Zionism, saying his presence “would invite controversy and not dialogue or understanding”. The ACLU and other groups have weighed in to defend academic freedom. Click here for the full Boston Globe story.

*ADL says Nobel Peace prize-winner Archbishop Tutu “Poor Choice” for Commencement SpeechesApril 6, 2009

In what is shaping up to be a fierce season of Middle East controversy on campuses throughout the nation, the Anti-Defamation League has recently pressured Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to dis-invite Nobel Peace prize-winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu from delivering commencement speeches. Click here for the full story from the ADL itself.

*Official Court Rules Ward Churchill “Wrongfully Terminated” by University of Colorado- April 3, 2009

Click here for the full CNN story.

*On Israel, Shifted Ground– March 6, 2009

Following the Israel war on Gaza at year’s start, Israeli policy toward Palestinian territories has come under harsh criticism throughout major aspects of civil society, including universities. This reasonably expected shift in debate is a direct result of Israel’s unpopular war, of which more than 1,400 Palestinians were killed, including 900 women and children. Click here for the full Inside Higher Ed story.

*Joel Kovel Fired from Bard College for Anti-Zionism- February 18, 2009

Click here for the Inside Higher Ed article on Kovel’s termination.

*Film Scholar Not Reappointed by North Carolina State University for Political Views- July 17, 2008

Click here for the full story in NCSU’s Technician Online.

*Academic Freedom is at Risk in America: Campuses Have Become Poisoned by Atmosphere of Surveillance and Harassment- October 18, 2007

Click here for the full story in Counterpunch

*Academic Freedom on the Middle East– Website

Click here for news related to free speech on the Middle East in Western universities.

Relevant Videos

Click here to watch footage of the CDAF’s Forum on Academic Freedom (May 2009)

Click here to watch footage of Professor William I. Robinson’s interview with Hesham Tillawi of Current Issues TV

Peter N. Kirstein Speaks at “Freedoms at Risk” Conference at NYU, February 2008:

DePaul University Students Protest Denial of Tenure to Dr. Norman Finkelstein, September 2007:

Nobel Laureate (Physics, 2000) Dr. Herbert Kroemer Speaks at UCSB about the Importance of Academic Freedom, July 2008:

Noam Chomsky Speaks at “In Defense of Academic Freedom” Conference at University of Chicago, October 2007:

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